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  • Series: New Testament Library
  • Hardcover: 560 pages
  • Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press (October 29, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0664221068
  • ISBN-13: 978-0664221065
  • Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 6 x 2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
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"Largely free from entering into scholarly debates (but resting on sound scholarship) this commentary on the Gospel of Luke concentrates on expounding the theological narrative of Luke in simple language so that preachers and study group leaders will have a valuable, easily accessible tool with just the right amount of explanatory comment and at an appropriate level for their purposes." I. Howard Marshall, Emeritus, University of Aberdeen



"Here is a significant work on Luke's Gospel that combines sensitive literary interests with theological acumen. The result is exactly what we might expect from John Carroll: a reliable and thoughtful guide through Luke's story of Jesus." Joel B. Green, Fuller Theological Seminary

About the Author

John T. Carroll is the Harriet Robertson Fitts Memorial Professor of New Testament at Union Presbyterian Seminary in Richmond, Virginia. He is the author or editor of several books, including The Death of Jesus in Early Christianity, Preaching the Hard Sayings of Jesus, The Return of Jesus in Early Christianity, and The Word in This World.

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Ethan R. Longhenry on December 4, 2012
Format: Hardcover
A solid commentary on the Gospel of Luke, focused especially on its literary themes, presentation, and "intertextuality" within itself and other Biblical literature.

In the introduction the author establishes his belief that the book was written sometime in the final years of the second century and that the commentary will take the text at face value, implicitly suggesting that the "Jesus of faith" as presented by Luke may not accurately represent the Jesus that actually existed. Nevertheless, most of the commentary takes the text seriously and seeks to understand it as intended by its original author in terms of its original audience. On a textual level, the only matter of great concern is the author's penchant for accepting the readings of Codex Bezae (D) even when against the witness of all other texts, particularly evident toward the end of the Gospel, reflecting the influence of Erman and his views on the "orthodox corruption" of Scripture. To the author's credit, even when he does accept D over the other readings, he will discuss the interpretation of the passage both according to his view of omitted sections but also, alternatively, as if the sections really were written by the original author.

The great strength of the commentary is the author's careful attention to language, the rhetorical device used by the author of the Gospel, the parallelisms and evocations of the various events in the Gospel throughout, and the deep connections between how the story of Jesus is told in Luke and the message of God's redemption and rule throughout the Scriptures. Reference is made to the other Synoptic Gospels but mostly in contrast to how Luke presents the story: this is truly a commentary on the Gospel of Luke, and not an exercise in harmonizing the Synoptics.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Reobed on May 18, 2013
Format: Hardcover
I was glad to be able to add this volume to my library. As a person who writes sermons regularly, I was pleased to find this volume. It is concise, while picking out the highlights of the cultural, literary, and historical nuances of the text. I had just completed a message on Luke 15:11-32 and wished that this had been the first commentary I had consulted rather than finding it after the job was done.

I particularly appreciated Carroll's translation of the text. He struggles with some words which have become part of the historical lexicon of the passage bringing new meaning and clarity to the work. He explains his understanding of the Greek words in question, bringing a new depth of understanding through his careful study. As someone who does have a rudimentary understanding of Greek, I would have appreciated the use of the Greek alphabet rather than the strict reliance on transliteration of the words.

All round well done.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Kicker on June 21, 2013
Format: Hardcover
I readily admit that I had not read any of John T. Carroll's other works, so I tried to come into this commentary with as open of a mind as possible to see how deep Carroll would dive into the text and I was pleasantly surprised. Carroll's commentary on Luke is not as in-depth as someone like R.C.H. Lenski's commentary on the same book of the bible, but Carroll provides a sufficient amount of "meat" for any student of the Word who is wanting to dig deeper into the book of Luke. I really appreciated the fact that he tried to stay true to the verses he was exegeting and didn't do what a lot of commentators tend to do and that is take one word out of the verse and create a whole chapter (or two) about that one word trying to give ever instance in the Bible that the Word occurred, all of it's varying meanings, etc.

[I received a free copy of this book from Westminster John Know Press via the NetGalley website in exchange for an honest review.]
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By Darian Burns on February 20, 2013
Format: Hardcover
This commentary calls particular attention to the theological message of Luke the Evangelist. John Carroll’s primary purpose is to exegete the text as it was written by Luke so that the characteristic of Luke’s Gospel may be seen.

The commentary provides information on the meaning of the Greek words used by Luke and shows which words and constructions occur frequently and are therefore characteristic of his style. It is by this meticulous analysis of the Greek that Luke’s theological intentions can be objectively determined.

Carroll provides the tools needed for the scholarly study of this Gospel - meeting in particular the needs of students wanting to fully understand Luke.

This is without question a valuable and sound commentary in English on the Greek text of Luke. It is a outstanding contribution to understanding Luke’s gospel and thus understanding Christ.
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